Public transit not only gives riders a way to get to work, school or fun around town, but it can also be a catalyst for change and growth in the neighborhoods it serves. Since 2011, more than $9.2 billion in commercial development has been completed, is currently under construction or is reasonably committed to within a half-mile radius of MetroLink stations across Missouri and Illinois.
Construction has begun for Expo at Forest park, a new $90 million mixed-use transit-oriented development in the Skinker-DeBaliviere neighborhood of the city of St. Louis. Located along DeBaliviere Avenue, just north of Forest Park, it will include more than 278,000 square feet of residential and amenity space and 30,000 square feet of retail. Click here to learn more.
The Metro Transit system is an integral part of the bi-state area’s interconnected transportation network. Through our capital projects, Metro ensures that the region’s investment in transit infrastructure is properly maintained, and new developments contribute to stronger transit services and an enhanced experience for our customers.
A project to improve the busiest station on the MetroLink light rail system – the Central West End MetroLink Station – is bringing $7.5 million of enhancements to the transit system, funded by the Washington University School of Medicine and BJC Healthcare, in partnership with Metro Transit. The goal is to offer new amenities, relieve congestion at the station, and improve safety and visibility. Click here to learn more.